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#1 Knight_Rider

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 11:08 PM

I finally booted Kali Linux its working fine but any settings I make are not saved
I made additional space of around 4 GB ext4 using mini tool partition

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 11:22 PM

 

I finally booted Kali Linux its working fine but any settings I make are not saved

How did you boot Kali? From DVD or USB ? Did you create  persistence?

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Posted 13 January 2016 - 11:48 PM

 

 

I finally booted Kali Linux its working fine but any settings I make are not saved

How did you boot Kali? From DVD or USB ? Did you create  persistence?

Kali Linux Live USB Persistence | Kali Linux

 

I'm using Windows 8 and yes i made persistence using Mini Tool Partition 

I booted from USB


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Posted 13 January 2016 - 11:59 PM

 

I'm using Windows 8 and yes i made persistence using Mini Tool Partition

There is more to persistence that using mini tool.

 

You followed all the instructions for a live boot with persistence?

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:44 AM

I finally booted Kali Linux its working fine but any settings I make are not saved
I made additional space of around 4 GB ext4 using mini tool partition

 

Normally the persistence file is created with the tool used to create the bootable USB drive, my personal favorite is Universal USB installer, though others has their own preferred tools for this. 

 

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/

 

Using the right tool for the purpose is critical to success. :)

 

The above tool works with all supported Windows OS's, Vista through Windows 10 & very simple to use. A computer literate teen (or pre-teen) can easily use this tool with the minimal amount of required instructions, just 4-5 steps, assuming one has their ISO downloaded. 

 

Good Luck with your project! :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 07:45 AM

As my main OS was Win 8 ,

I used an alternative method 

http://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/install-kali-live-usb-drive-with-persistence-optional-0162253/



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 09:05 AM

Try liliUSB next time, its very good at creating live USB's with persistence.


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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:52 AM

Can you boot up with Kali live (choose the first option on the boot menu) and check the following:

1) You have an icon called persistence on the desktop.

2) Double click the persistence icon: Check there is a file called persistence.conf in the window that opens.

3) Double click on that file, and check that it contains this:
/ union
If that all checks out, please post a screenshot of the USB in GParted.

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:07 AM

 

That's the same tool that I use & mentioned above, only I download my ISO prior to firing up the app. 

 

Easy to use portable app & highly popular, also receives regular updates.

 

I've never used their download option, so can't say one way or the other how it does, though am sure that it likely works fine. :)

 

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:13 AM

So you configured persistence? When you booted Kali you opened terminal and ran these commands?


Setting Up Persistence (Configuring the Partition)

Once the partition manager finished, reboot your computer and boot up from your USB drive. Choose the option "Live USB Persistence", and when it's booted up, open a Terminal and use these commands:

Determine which partition of your drive you'll use
fdisk -l

Remember your drive had a FAT32 partition and a Ext4 (Linux) one?
How to Install Kali Live on a USB Drive (With Persistence, Optional)

Make a directory on the filesystem to mount your USB
mkdir -p /mnt/my_usb

Mount the partition on the directory you made (don't click the desktop icon labeled persistence!)
mount /dev/sdc2 /mnt/my_usb

Add a configuration file to enable persistence
echo "/ union" > /mnt/my_usb/persistence.conf

Unmount the partition and reboot
umount /dev/sdc2 && reboot

Now, if you boot up to Live USB Persistence, you'll be able to save stuff everywhere on your Linux filesystem, and every configuration you make locally will be available everywhere you plug it in :)

http://null-byte.wonderhowto.com/how-to/install-kali-live-usb-drive-with-persistence-optional-0162253/



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Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:14 AM

Today I booted Linux and there was not persistence it was there before

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:20 AM

Nvm its magically saving now xD

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:43 AM

Nvm its magically saving now xD

 

Good to hear! :thumbup2:

 

Probably the reboot did the trick. 

 

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